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Glyphosate (Roundup) Linked To Cancer of the Lymph Tissue In New Study

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A new review on the relationship between pesticide exposure and the risk of blood cancers in the lymph glands (lymphomas) has confirmed the existence of a link with the world's most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup).


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Kathy B (106)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 7:37 pm
A new review on the relationship between pesticide exposure and the risk of blood cancers in the lymph glands (lymphomas) has confirmed the existence of a link with the world's most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup).

Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and titled, "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Occupational Exposure to Agricultural Pesticide Chemical Groups and Active Ingredients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," the paper focused on systematic reviews and a series of meta-analysis of almost 30 years worth of epidemiological research on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and occupational exposure to 80 agricultural pesticide active ingredients and 21 chemical groups. The review focused on 44 papers, all of which reported results from studies performed in high-income countries.

The study opened with mention of the "striking increase" observed in the incidence of non-Hodykin's type lymphomas in the last 30 years. Because farmers tend to have low overall mortality but high rates of some cancers, it is believed that agrochemical exposure may help to explain this contradiction.

In addition to showing there is consistent evidence that pesticide exposures in occupational agricultural settings are important determinants of NHL, the study found that glyphosate exposure, in particular, was positively associated with a common subtype of NHL, namely, B cell lymphoma.
Glyphosate-Linked Lymphoma Only the Tip of the Toxicity Iceberg

This finding, while significant, is highly unsurprisingly given the accumulating data now extant showing that glyphosate and many of its so-called 'inactive' ingredients including in herbicidal formulations such as Roundup are carcinogenic, perhaps even in infinitesimal (parts per trillion range) concentrations.

For more information on how glyphosate-based formulations may promote cancer, peruse the following articles:

How Roundup Weedkiller Can Promote Cancer, New Study Reveals
New Study Finds GM Corn and Roundup Causes Cancer In Rats
Will The GMO-Breast Cancer Link Be Pink-Washed Away?
New Study Links GMO Food To Leukemia
Monsanto-Funded Science Denies the Emerging Roundup-Cancer Link

Also, you can visit the glyphosate formulation toxicology page on to review the primary literature on this agrochemical's link with cancer, as well as three dozen other adverse health effects.

Additionally, in an effort to raise awareness of the unintended, adverse health effects of glyphosate (and adjuvant) exposure, we are making the full PDF of our research abstracts available as a free download here: Download The Glyphosate Formulation Toxicity PDF.

Bruce C D (89)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 9:50 pm
Noted for you, Kathy. No surprise to find this out, I guess.

Deb E (63)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 10:55 pm
Perhaps people will start opening their eyes to the fact that chemicals on their food is not a good thing. People think the government is making sure this stuff is safe before it goes on the market. IT ISN'T. The government tells the makers of the chemicals that they are responsible for safety of the product. Monsanto and Dow have killed, and caused deformities to millions of people, with their Agent Orange. Are they both still in business? Of course!! The people who fall victim to these chemicals are simply collateral damage in the eyes of these companies and, apparently, our own government. Wake up, people! It amazes me how often people simply put their heads into the sand instead of making changes in their habits.

. (0)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 5:55 am
Noted & posted

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 8:13 am
I wouldn't use the stuff now!

Sheila D (194)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 3:38 pm
In your food, into your body, but not necessarily out again...Going to ask if my doctor can do a test for glyphosate.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 4:02 pm
No matter how much evidence is available our government will not ban these pesticides. I believe the chemical companies control the heads of our government agencies.

reft h (66)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 4:42 pm
It's like the big-money corporations have everything rigged in their favour.
You can try to grow your own food, but we've had a couple of years where people's gardens barely grew anything because of the changing climate, too hot a the wrong time and too cold at the wrong time, problems with water etc. I'm trying to grow herbs, and they sprouted up but then withered away to nothing. I used to be able to grow herbs easily. Not sure if the local growers will have a decent crop this year or not.

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Saturday May 3, 2014, 5:57 pm

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 9:06 pm
Monsanto lying to the public about any of it's products? Wow! How can that being? We all KNOW that Big Ag, Big Chemical, Big Oil all have our best interests at heart.

Kathleen R (138)
Monday May 5, 2014, 10:52 am
noted & read
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